I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I taught my first live class on Saturday called Healthy Meal Planning for the New Year, and it went really well despite the snow. I had 7 ladies join me and I’m just so thrilled that I was able to teach them how to meal plan healthier food on a budget!
In case you missed it last week, our family (Minus Allison) is doing a Daniel Fast until the 30th. It’s a strict vegan diet, so our menu will look a little different for the rest of the month. I went shopping in the middle of the week last week (Check out my Facebook picture!) and did a bunch of meal prep to prepare. And now we’re back to a mostly normal week.
Can I just say how much I love winter squash right now? They’re so cheap and you can do so much with them. My favorite recipe that uses spaghetti squash is this Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash. That’ll have to wait until next month for us… hopefully, if squash is still on sale!
Here’s what we bought for the week:
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Butternut squash, 5.10 pounds: $3.52
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.65 each
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
3 cans diced tomatoes: $.35 each
Tomato paste: $.39
Almond milk: $1.69
Green onions: $.89
Bananas, 2.53 pounds: $1.11
Pita chips: $1.99
Spaghetti squash, 5.11 pounds: $3.53
Pure and Simple bars: $3.99
Rolled oats: $2.39
Honeycrisp apples, 2-pound bag: $1.99
2 containers vegetable stock: $1.99 each
2 containers firm tofu: $1.29 each
2 cans coconut milk: $1.59 each
Bai Bubbles drink: Free from Free Friday Download
Suave kids shampoo: $1.99
- Used $.50/1 coupon that was on the bottle
Dried chickpeas, 1-pound bag: $1.77
Dried lentils, 1-pound bag: $1.49
2 green bell peppers: $.49 each
Red bell pepper: $.99
Weekly Total: $66.18. I still have a $40 overage thanks to a gift card I received.
Also received 75 points from scanning receipts in the Fetch Rewards app! Sign up here and use the code PV2QH, and we’ll both receive 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Spaghetti squash with homemade spaghetti sauce, roasted cauliflower
Red Beans and Rice
Butternut Squash Lentil Curry
Butternut Squash Soup (Omitting bacon), rice
Pita chips, hummus*, strawberries, gogurt*, carrot sticks, Spinach Banana Muffins
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.